Scotch Pines Dog Training

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Twin Falls, Idaho Falls and Anchorage Alaska Scotch Pines
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Graduation class December 2007

"From kindergarten through college in 9 weeks"

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2019 class schedule:

 January 21st, 22nd and 23rd (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday- your choice) Nampa

 April 8th, 9th and 10th 
 in Meridian (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday- your choice), April 11th in Nampa (Thursday)

 June 17th, 18th and 19th 
in Meridian (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday- your choice) , June 20th in Nampa (Thursday) 

 August 26th, 27th and 28th in Meridian (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday- your choice), August 29th in Nampa (Thursday)

 These dates may be subject to change (within a one week difference) as the year progresses


Best in class December 2007

Commands your dog will learn both on and off leash:

  • Heel- to walk calmly at your left side, pacing himself to your speed, enjoying the scenery, but paying attention to you.
  • Automatic sit- to sit automatically at heel when you stop walking.
  • Sit- to sit instantly on one command.
  • Down- to lie down instantly on one command.
  • Stay-to stay in a sitting, lying or standing position.
  • Come- to come instantly on one command.
  • Front- to sit facing you after coming.
  • Finish- to circle around into the heel position.
  • Stand for exam- to stand motionless while being examined (your vet will love you!)

To gain reliabilty, your dog will face the following distractions in class:

  • Other dogs and their handlers
  • Plates of raw hamburger
  • Billy goats
  • Rabbits
  • Bouncing balls
  • Female dogs in heat
  • Cans of canned cat food

Behaviour problems are also addressed:

  • Biting
  • Chewing
  • Jumping up
  • Fighting
  • Separation anxiety
  • Digging
  • Many more...


Services we do not offer: 

Hunting training- we recommend Jeff and Debbie Weber at "Fetch This Kennel" 208-642-4245 or ask your veterinarian for a reference


Service dog training- we recommend Canine Companions for Independence  this is the one tried and true organization and although many trainers offer this service we stand very firmly on our referral only to CCI
 This site offers some very important laws regarding service dogs, violations of the laws that we sadly see often as well as some resources when looking into getting a service dog



Therapy dog training- most organizations (hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, care homes, etc.) offer their own training programs as they have specific criteria and it is best to contact them directly- 

Guard/attack training- any dog falling into the category of a guardian breed is already predisposed to protection and we have often seen that encouraging that natural born instinct can damage the dog's own talent and result in an unpredictable dangerous pet that can no longer be trusted for what we needed in the first place.